Monday, May 27, 2013

Guitarist in the woods

Yesterday while we were tracting, there was a man walking around in the street and the forest nearby playing the guitar and singing songs about Christ. (only in the south) He was really nice, gave us water, and let us come into his home and pray with him. 

The Griselda and Delia have been progressing poco a poco. One of the times we taught her this week, Griselda was not feeling too well due to allergies, so we gave her a priesthood blessing. We swung the next day just to see how they were doing, and she was feeling completely better. Now she has a testimony of the priesthood. 

Our English investigator, Chris, has also been going strong. He really wants to understand the Book of Mormon, and receive an answer through prayer that it's true. We'll be taking him on a church tour this week and he should come to church this week for the first time.

This week we also took the 140 mile round trip to visit our member that lives in the middle of nowhere, and we helped him paint. :)

Well, thats all folks. Until next time, 

Elder Clark


Monday, May 20, 2013

The Big Chicken

Well hello there.

We had a fantastic week. Our investigators, Griselda and Delia, are still going strong. We've had some awesome lesson with them this week, they're reading and praying daily, keeping their commitments, came to a baptism on Friday and came to church on Sunday. Griselda had a close call and almost drank coffee, but her son grabbed it out of her hand and poured it down the sink before she drank it. 

Another one of our investigators came to the baptism, and a different investigator came to church, so we've seen a lot of awesome things this week. Our English investigator, Chris, is also reading. We invited to be baptized, but he basically told he's not ready for that, or to come to church, but he's reading.

This week we also had Zone conference, where Elder Ellis of the 1st Quorum of the 70 came and spoke to us. For those of you who watched general conference, he was the one that cried a lot during his talk. Its always awesome to receive instruction from a general authority. 

I feel like the more time goes on, the worse I get at writing emails, I'm sorry. 

Thanks everybody!

Elder Clark

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

We're in the hood

Hello wonderful people that read these letters.
Happy late Mothers day to all the mothers out there.
The subject line of this email is derived from the fact that our english investigator, Chris, called us brothers, they bye initiating us into the hood. We had a really good lesson with him this week, and Elder Vance was teaching with power and authority the whole lesson. We were teaching the plan of Salvation, and Chris had some doubts about his own faith and whatnot. The whole time, Elder Vance was being bold, and even shared a scripture that when Chris heard it, he said "ah, so you ganna put me in my place." He wasn't offended, but the Spirit definitely hit him and helped him get over his doubts and made him more committed to read the Book of Mormon.
We've also taught a lot this week Griselda and Delia, a mom and daughter, who agreed to be baptized. Its been great to see all the progression they've made as they're learning about the gospel. They're soaking it all up, and are keeping their commitments. Griselda always asks good questions showing that she really wants to understand. Everything has just been falling right into place with them. She got a new job where she doesn't have to work on Sundays and has time in the evening that we can come over and teach. The Lord works miracles. :)
Another exciting thing that happened is I became an uncle! That also means my parents are now grandparents.....
Anyways, thanks everybody
Enjoy your week!

Elder Clark

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I want to know more about this Nephi Cat

This Another awesome week down, and I know my parents are counting down the days.

So our top investigator doesn't actually speak Spanish. He's a 30 year old man that we found knocking. He's really interested in learning, but refuses to let us pass him to the English Elders. When we were talking to him about Nephi, he got excited to read the Book of Mormon. He "I want to learn more about this cat Nephi." 

We've also been teaching a whole lot this week, which has been awesome. We've even been able to get back in with people more than once! Unfortunately, nobody was able to come to church, so we're waiting for that, but we've seen a lot of progress this last week. :) 

I'm also extremely grateful that summer has not arrived and that the weather has stayed cool. Georgia is treating me my last transfer. :)

Thanks everybody!

que tengan un buen semana